Filet Mignon Steaks With Merlot Sauce and Wild Mushrooms

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, carrot, and celery, and sauté over medium heat for about 7 or 8 minutes, until the onion is lightly browned.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the wine and then stir in the bay leaves, thyme, and peppercorns.
  5. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce by half.
  6. Add the stock and return to a boil.
  7. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, until reduced to about 2 cups of liquid.
  8. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan and keep warm.
  9. Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.
  10. Heat the oil in a sauté pan, add the steaks to the hot pan, and sear over medium-high heat for about 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare or about 7 minutes per side for medium.
  11. Remove the steaks from the pan and keep warm.
  12. Add the shallots and mushrooms to the same pan and sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until lightly brown.
  13. Add the Merlot sauce and bring to a simmer.
  14. Reduce the liquid by half and stir in the butter until thoroughly incorporated.
  15. Add the parsley just before serving.
  16. Place the steaks in the center of warm serving plates or shallow serving bowls and spoon the mushrooms and sauce over and around the filets.
  17. Serve immediately.
  18. Serve with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Most Helpful

Mimi, This was just Fab!!!!I followed to the T. I made it with my Roasted Garlic mashed Poatoes and Cauliflower #46925. Thank You for sharing!!!!

Rita~ February 19, 2003

Mimi, this was great. I fixed it last weekend when we had a houseguest. The only thing I added was some cream at the end to thicken the gravy a bit more. I put the steaks into the gravy after they were done, and the presentation was wonderful. I will fix this again for sure.

tampacountess January 21, 2004